10 Days In Italy: Venice Airport Marco Polo Lounge Review

Here’s a recap of previous posts and a list of what’s upcoming for our recent trip to Italy.

The primary lounge at Venice Marco Polo airport is the Marco Polo Club. After going through security, you’ll follow the traffic pattern through some of the duty free shopping and see an escalator as you make your way to the windows at the rear of the terminal. Up the escalator and to the right, you’ll see a sign for the lounge. Another short walk down the hall and the door is on your left. The lounge is a contract lounge for a ton of different airlines.

Marco Polo Lounge

 

Marco Polo Lounge

While it was crowded when we arrived most folks were quiet. Since the terminal was absolutely packed it was a welcome place to hang out.  Most of the seating is the same, standard comfortable lounge chairs.  There are tables well-placed throughout and plenty of room to roll or park a suitcase near your table.

Marco Polo Lounge

Marco Polo Lounge

There was an ample selection of foods, including salads, cheeses and sandwiches. My personal favorite was the crispy (though cold) pizza). I had many a slice while we were waiting. The club has a few refrigerators that are self-service as opposed to a bar, and the selection is ample. There was bottled water (sparkling and flat), juices, beer, wine and both prosecco and champagne). There were also spirits on the counter for mixed drinks. A self-serve cappuccino/espresso machine rounded out the offerings.

Marco Polo Lounge

 

Marco Polo Lounge

Marco Polo Lounge

There were private bathrooms on both sides of the club, including a few that appeared to have showers (they were being cleaned while we were there).

There’s also an outside patio area, presumably for smoking, that serves well for plane watching.

Marco Polo Lounge

 

Marco Polo Lounge

The terminal itself is divided up into two floors, where upstairs are mostly flights in Italy (no passport control). Downstairs is shopping and gate areas for departure and passport control. Based on the number of flights departing, there really aren’t enough seats to find a quiet place to sit, so the Marco Polo Club really was a great option in an otherwise crowded terminal.


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5 Comments

  1. Marco Polo will be a new airport to me for my June trip. Anything I should know? For a rookie, is it a hard one to figure out? Someone will be meeting me and I will not have a cell phone. Trams, etc? or is pick-up right outside Customs? Thanks!

    1. Sharon, I don’t think you’ll have any problem navigating Marco. They should be able to meet you right outside of customs. It’s not a huge airport by US airport standards. Clean, good signage, etc. Customs is a fairly loosely defined term in Italy. It’s kind of, “Pick up your checked luggage if you have any and walk towards the green arrows.” I don’t think you’ll have any issues.

      1. Do you know if we need to show more than one Priority Pass for a family of 3 or one should be enough in Marco Polo?

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